Moroccans protest ties with Israel, envoy embroiled in sex abuse allegation

Around 100 people protest outside parliament against Israel and denounce its envoy David Govrin, who is facing allegations of exploiting Moroccan women, sexual harassment and indecent exposure. “Morocco’s dignity is not for sale, the normalisation must end,” says Amine Abdelhamid, a pro-Palestinian Moroccan activist. (AFP) Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have protested outside Morocco’s parliament against … Read more

Nigeria, Poland vow to strengthen ties with Memorandum of Understanding on agriculture

KANO, Nigeria Nigeria and Poland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agriculture Tuesday, while pledging to enlarge economic cooperation in the energy and manufacturing sectors. A ceremony in the Nigerian capital of Abuja took place during a visit by Polish President Andrezej Duda, the first by a Polish leader since the establishment of diplomatic … Read more

Bolstering Asia Ties, Putin Watches Military Drills With China

President Vladimir Putin attended large-scale military exercises on Tuesday involving China and several Russia-friendly countries as Moscow seeks to strengthen partnerships in Asia in the face of Western sanctions.  Russia has found itself increasingly isolated as tensions between Moscow and Western capitals soared since Russia sent troops into pro-Western Ukraine in February.  Slapped with unprecedented … Read more

Iran, Mongolia set to expand economic ties

TEHRAN – An Iranian Trade delegation headed by the country’s Deputy Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Baradaran has visited Mongolia to pursue expansion of economic ties with the country. The delegation was received by the country’s Foreign Minister Battsetseg Batmunkh on Saturday, IRIB reported. In this meeting, Batmunkh stated that the arrival of the … Read more

Colombia’s ambassador meets with Venezuelan president on reestablishing ties

BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia’s ambassador to Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, met Monday with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro welcomed Benedetti at the Palacio de Miraflores, the presidential residence in Caracas, to discuss the need to reestablish diplomatic and commercial ties between their two nations after years of deteriorating relations. The two held a friendly meeting in which … Read more

Macron calls for ‘truth and recognition’ of past to mend Algeria ties

The French president’s trip follows months of tensions between Paris and Algiers, which earlier this year marked six decades of independence following 132 years of French colonial rule. Macron has proclaimed a “new page” in relations, after meeting President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. (AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron has called for “truth and recognition” of the past … Read more

Israel ties won’t weaken Türkiye’s support for Palestine

Fast News President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterates the call for a two-state solution at a press conference with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Erdogan says Türkiye continues its longstanding solidarity with Palestine in the “strongest way”. (AA) Recent steps to normalise Türkiye’s ties with Israel will not weaken the country’s support for Palestine, President Recep … Read more

France’s Macron set to visit Algeria in new move to mend strained ties

Fast News While the Algerian side did not disclose the date of the visit, the Elysee Palace said President Emmanuel Macron will visit Algeria from August 25-27. Macron’s visit is being seen as an opportunity to mend strained ties between the two countries. (Reuters) French President Emmanuel Macron will pay an official visit to Algeria … Read more

Montenegro government collapses over ties with Serbia church

Lawmakers vote 50-1 to oust PM Dritan Abazovic’s government, just weeks after he signed a deal regulating position of Serbian Orthodox Church in the Adriatic nation. Religious issues have been a perennial flashpoint in Montenegro, with past governments toppled over disputes involving the SPC. (Reuters) A no-confidence motion has been passed by Montenegro’s parliament, paving … Read more

Erdogan discusses bilateral ties with Israel’s Herzog in phone call

Fast News Turkish President Erdogan says he considers the decision to mutually reappoint ambassadors “an important step” towards positive development in Türkiye-Israel relations. Herzog visited Ankara in March and met with Erdogan. (Reuters) The relations between Türkiye and Israel will gain a “new momentum” after the reappointment of ambassadors, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has … Read more